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Full-Time Blues Radio features expressions of faith, this week, on our annual listen to the spiritual side of new & independent Blues music.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome author David Leander Williams.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:30
Caption: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
His unrivaled ability for playing many instruments at once made him one of the most unique jazz musicians of all time. But Rahsaan Roland Kirk's ba...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KZYX, Interlochen Public Radio, WEMU, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Charlie Rouse
Charlie Rouse was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and much sought-after sideman. He is known primarily for his collaboration with Thelonious...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
"Juke In The Back" features one of early R&B's greatest blues shouters, Roy Brown. From his early hits for the DeLuxe Label in the late 1940s to hi...

Bought by WLPR and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Photo of Walter Horton by Sylvia Pitcher, London, 1968.
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the all time greatest harmonica players, Big Walter Horton. Making his first recordings with Sam Phillips in Me...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: The Early LPs of Herbie Hancock is presented by Joe Bevilacqua , Credit: Lorie Kellogg
A birthday tribute to the American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer, born April 12, 1940.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
Caption: This chart represents scores for African-American child well-being. Michigan is all the way on the right, third worst in the nation., Credit: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Race for Results report
Our State of Opportunity team looks at many statistics and reports about child well-being in Michigan. Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation rele...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
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Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room in any prison in the country and ask yourself: How many writers are in the room. How many people ar...

Bought by KFOK-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alton Adams, Credit: scanned by Mark Clague (Professor University of Michigan) from his private collection.
The African-American Pioneers of Navy Music

  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:29
Caption: Thomas Morris
Cornetist Thomas Morris is somewhat of an obscure artist from the 1920s, although he was certainly very active recording with Clarence Williams, Si...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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New blues from Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and good new vibes from vibraphonist Jerry Tachoir 

Bought by KKRN, KSUT, WMHT, WOUB, KUOW and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Song Story features songwriters telling the true stories behind their original songs. This pre-season sneak-peek features singer/songwriter/produce...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 13:17
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Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition t...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I.O., Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Iris Rosa, Professor and Director of the IU African American...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 56:30
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Johnny Full-Time returns with a brand new batch of Blues releases that just arrived to our studios.

Bought by WSGE, WJSU, and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Few African Americans accomplished so much (songwriter, revered singer, entrepreneur) during the 1950s as the legendary Sam Cooke. This week, Matt ...

Bought by KPVL, WRNC-LP, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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We’ve been digging through the archives to bring you this special "best of" encore presentation. This time around, it's a whole bunch of hot rocker...

Bought by WJSU and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Ashley, an honors graduate from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, spent much of her childhood in and out of foster care. Ashley received a ful...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:11
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Making the jump from middle to high school is one of those big moments in a kid's life. In this installment of KERA's education series Class of '17...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:53
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1966, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
This program tells the untold story about Dr. Martin Luther King and his appearance on the most prestigious lecture series in Canada, shortly befor...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 49:57
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Heading to high school is a challenge for any kid. There are new friends, new teachers and the normal ups and downs of being a teenager. For 15-yea...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 03:22
Caption: David Simon, Credit: American Library Association
In Treme, Simon explored New Orleans’ viability as an expression of its culture. After the 2005 levee failure, keeping New Orleans cuisine and musi...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 52:02